• “Terror Trail” and trunk or treat among area Halloween events

    “Terror Trail” and trunk or treat among area Halloween events

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand is presenting “Terror Trail” this Halloween season at the Woodlawn Museum’s Black House estate. Dates are Thursday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. The circus was coming to town but had to travel through the forest. It went in but didn’t come out. Beware

  • Forest Service airlifts culverts from Birch Harbor

    Forest Service airlifts culverts from Birch Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — The Maine Forest Service and Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), in a joint maneuver last week, successfully airlifted four of five culverts from Birch Harbor village’s tidal flats by helicopter and deposited them on land above the inlet’s eastern shore. The culverts were transferred to MDOT’s two awaiting tractor-trailer trucks and taken away.

  • Orland Fire Department receives two grants

    ORLAND — The Orland Fire Department announced Monday that it has won two grants from the Maine Municipal Association (MMA). Combined, these awards provide more than $3,600 that will help to cover the cost of much-needed safety equipment for the trained volunteers who serve their communities through their work with the department. The Ed MacDonald

  • Sustainable label reinstated for Maine’s lobster fishery

    BAR HARBOR — With new rules for the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery put in place to protect North Atlantic right whales, state lobster dealers will again be able use a special label on their products that signifies that they came from a sustainable fishery. The Marine Stewardship Council suspended the sustainable certificate for the

  • Franklin noise cap considered

    Franklin voters will go to the polls Nov. 2 to decide whether the Planning Board should develop a noise ordinance to be considered at the town’s annual meeting in March.

  • Squid suspected in shrimp’s demise

    Squid suspected in shrimp’s demise

    Maine’s shrimp fishery has been closed for nearly a decade after the stock’s collapse in 2013. Scientists are now saying a species of squid that came in with a historic ocean heatwave the year before may have been a “major player” in the shrimp’s downturn.

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-7

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-7

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Oct. 1 and 7: Deandra L. Gant-Lambert, 30, Searsport, warrant arrest. Andrew R. Semple, 35, Blue Hill, protection order violation. Amanda J. Rooney, 42, Brooksville, operating after habitual offender revocation. William P. Abney, 57, Holden, violating conditions of release. James C. Thompson, 41,

  • Sorrento to seek intervenor status in salmon farm application

    SORRENTO — Voters approved all 23 articles at the town’s annual meeting Sept. 27, which was held at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center. One of those approved articles directs the town to oppose the salmon farm proposed by American Aquafarms, a Norwegian-backed company that is applying to raise Atlantic salmon in ocean pens at two 60-acre